"...I'd like a snow shovel..."
"....a what?! Don't you have a tropical garden?"
"...it's for the compost pile...it might be called something else...maybe a coal shovel...."
"Uh...OK...I'll try to find you one."
And he did. Thanks, Gary!
Whatever it's called, I hope I won't have to use it for SNOW! It's big.
Having fun playing along.
This is tool #1...a coal shovel. I'll use this fine shovel for moving compost. The hens are curious.
Left: a 4 tine cultivator is great for mixing a compost heap.
Right: a garden fork can be used to move unfinished compost
This is called a mulch fork. It's great for scooping wet leaves and finished compost.
I inherited this tool from my grandfather's farm. It's called a pick mattock.
A pick mattock is great for cutting through layers of compost and for mixing the heap.
A hand-sized garden pick can also do the job. This tool can also turn soil in a flower bed. I love it!
A sharp shooter shovel is great for any digging work like making a vermiculture(worm-turned) composting pit.
Left: Garden rake
Middle: 4 tine cultivator tool
Right: Leaf rake
Loppers serve to cut small sticks and tree limbs in a compost pile.
So did that add up to 10? I think so.
Well, that's the collection. Hope you love to compost as much as we do.
We?...why... who else would be a better help than the chickens!
Hens are happiest while in a compost pile. We work side by side.
That's right! :-)
Thank you for stopping by. David/